Experimental Printmaking

4th - 8th August 2014
Tutors; Christine Morrison & Tiril Planterose

Fully Booked

The transformation of the quality of the drawn line, when applied through a printmaking process, is remarkable. Printmaking gives a freedom and freshness to the marks, thus allowing the maker to be removed from the immediacy and tension of drawing.

Initial drawings, sketched studies and gathered material from the immediate surroundings of the studio, will be explored further through mono printing, card printing and wood-cutting processes (printing plates created on plyboard)

A variety of relief printing processes will be taught, with the students encouraged to develop a resolved piece of work by the end of the week, utilising whichever methods and scale that is appropriate to their ideas or subject matter. Two tutors, each with their own specialisms in printmaking, will assist for the entire week, thus delivering a thorough basis on which students can continue to practice their learned skills at home, often without special equipment.

All courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day! Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential.